Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 02 April 2013 and entered into force on 24 December 2014. As called for by Article 17 of the Treaty, a Conference of States Parties (CSP) was convened by the Provisional Secretariat one year after the Treaty entered into force.

The adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty was a historic victory. However, its humanitarian impact will depend on the effectiveness of its implementation. The CSP is an important part of this, since the annual forum is where States Parties, signatories, UN bodies and civil society meet to assess and discuss implementation progress.

Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP2020)     |     17-21 August 2020

Geneva, Switzerland – Ambassador Federico VILLEGAS of Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2020) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Statements on Behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Please note that all statements submitted by ATT States Parties, signatory states, international and regional organizations, and civil society can be found on the ATT Secretariat website here.

CSP6 Decisions
CSP6 Final Report
CSP6 Decisions adopted via silence procedure
In accordance with the decision of States Parties, draft decisions were circulated to all States Parties for consideration and adoption by silence procedure based on Rule 41(3) of the ATT Rules of Procedure. The following decisions were adopted via silence procedure by CSP6:

  1. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 1 – CSP6 President    English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  2. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 2 – Adoption of budget for CSP7     English  AR  ES FR  RU
  3. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 3 – CSP7 President  English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  4. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 4 – CSP7 Vice Presidents  English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  5. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 5 – Appointment of VTF SC members    English  AR  ES  FR RU
  6. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 6 – CSP7 venue   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  7. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 7 – CSP7 dates   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  8. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 8 – Continuation of the contract of the Head of the ATT Secretariat   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  9. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 12 – WGTR Mandate CSP6-CSP7   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  10. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 13 – Diversion Information Exchange Forum   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  11. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 14 – MC Report on Sponsorship Programme   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
Draft decisions not adopted via silence procedure
In accordance with the decision of States Parties, draft decisions were circulated to all States Parties for consideration and adoption by silence procedure based on Rule 41(3) of the ATT Rules of Procedure. The following decisions were not adopted via silence procedure by CSP6:

  1. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 9 – WGETI multi-year work plan on Arts. 6&7   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  2. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 10 – WGETI multi-year work plan on Art. 9   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  3. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 11 – WGETI multi-year work plan on Art. 11   English  AR ES  FR RU
  4. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 15 – MC Proposal on Rule 8.1.d   English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  5. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 16 – Application of Rule 8 (1) d on the ATT Sponsorship Progr and VTF    English  AR  ES  FR  RU
  6. Announcement – ATT CSP6 Draft Decision 17 – CSP6 President Working Paper   English   AR  ES  FR  RU
Objections
Several States Parties submitted objections to some of the draft decisions circulated for consideration, thus breaking the silence procedure on those draft decisions. The objections submitted by States Parties with respect to the draft decisions that were not adopted are included below:

  1. Canada, France, the Netherlands and United Kingdom (Joint response)  English (original)   AR  ES  FR  RU
  2. Costa Rica   Spanish (Original)  AR  EN  FR  RU
  3. France and United Kingdom   French (Original)  AR  EN  ES  RU
  4. Guatemala   Spanish (Original)  AR  EN  FR  RU
  5. Panama   Spanish (Original)  AR  EN  FR  RU
  6. The United Kingdom and France   English (Original)  AR  ES  FR  RU
Official Documents
ATT Secretariat
Management Committee
  • Report on the ATT Management Committee’s Activities for the Period 2019/2020 – EnglishARESFRRU
  • Revised draft elements for a Secretariat’s procedure regarding Rule 8(1)d (Guidelines for Financial Arrangements) – EnglishARESFRRU
  • Report of the Management Committee on the ATT Secretariat’s performance on the administration of the Sponsorship Programme – EnglishARESFRRU
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)
  • Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation – Chair’s Draft Report to CSP6 – EnglishARESFRRU
Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)
  • Working Group on Treaty Universalization – Co-chairs’ Draft Report to CSP6 – EnglishARESFRRU
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)
  • Working Group on Transparency and Reporting – Co-chairs’ Draft Report to CSP6 – EnglishARESFRRU
Voluntary Trust Fund
 

Report on the Work of the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF) for the Period August 2019 to August 2020 – EnglishARESFRRU

CSP6 President's Working Paper on Transparency and Exchange of Information
Working Paper submitted by the President of CSP6: Transparency and Exchange of Information: its Role in the Prevention of Diversion – EnglishARESFRRU

Working Paper submitted by the President of CSP6: Transparency and Exchange of Information: its Role in the Prevention of Diversion (Rev1) – EnglishARESFRRU

ATT Working Group Meetings and Preparatory Meetings for CSP 2020:

ATT Working Group Meetings and 1st Informal Preparatory Meeting

04 – 07 February 2020

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
On Treaty Implementation – Articles 6 and 7, delivered by Raluca Muresan, Control Arms on 04 February
On Treaty Implementation – Article 9, delivered by Aaron Lainé, Control Arms on 04 February
On Treaty Implementation – Article 11, delivered by Roy Isbister, of Saferworld and Frank Sliper, PAX on 05 February
On Transparency and Reporting – delivered by Ivan Marques, Chair of the Control Arms Coalition Board
On International Assistance – delivered by Raluca Muresan, Control Arms
On Sponsorship Fund – delivered by Aaron Lainé, Control Arms

 

Presentations:

On Treaty Universalization – The Role of Civil Society on Treaty Universalization, delivered by Raluca Muresan, Control Arms 05 February

 

 

Official Documents:
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI) 4 - 5 February 2020
Documents

  • Chair Letter and Sub-Working Group documents for 04-05 February 2020
    English  Arabic  French  Russian  Spanish
Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU) 5 February 2020
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR) 6 February 2020
Documents

Other Papers

  • ATT Secretariat: Background Paper on Issues with existing templates – EnglishArabicFrenchRussianSpanish
  • ATT Secretariat: Draft Guidance for the Information Exchange Platform – EnglishArabic, French, Russian, Spanish
1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting
ATT Working Group Meetings and 2nd Informal Preparatory Meeting

14 – 17 April 2020

Official Documents:
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI) 14 - 17 April 2020
Documents

Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR) 6 February 2020
Documents

Management Committee
Documents

  • Revised draft elements for a Secretariat’s procedure regarding Rule 8(1)D (Guidelines for Financial Arrangements)
    English   Arabic   French   Russian   Spanish
CSP6 President
Documents

  • Working Paper presented by CSP6 President – Transparency and Exchange of Information: Its Role in the Prevention of Diversion
    Spanish   Arabic   English   French   Russian

Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP2020)

Geneva,Switzerland – 17 – 21 August 2020

Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2020) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Background

Provisional Agenda [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Provisional Annotated Program of Work [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Final Report [English]

President’s Announcement for CSP6  [English]

 

Press Release

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Media

 

Photos

More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.

Daily Summary Report

Daily Video Summary

Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP2020)

Geneva,Switzerland - 17 - 21 August 2020 

Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2020) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Background

Provisional Agenda [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Provisional Annotated Program of Work [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Final Report [English]

President's Announcement for CSP6  [English]

 

Press Release

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Media

 

Photos

More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.

Daily Summary Report

Daily Video Summary